Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 566 504 497
Rank change year-on-year -62 -7 -35
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 471 846 981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 403 704 792
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,700 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +1.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £79,750 £70,875 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +13.33%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 107,150 136,580 163,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.20% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 84,965 107,456 132,929
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 441 £50,000 - 46
UK excluding London -86 270 £43,000 -4.44% 46
London +7 193 £64,500 +17.27% 7
South East -43 83 £52,500 +5.00% 9
North of England +33 71 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Midlands +42 58 £40,000 -2.44% 8
North West +5 33 £38,750 -28.90% 5
East Midlands +54 31 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire +50 30 £43,000 +22.86% 6
South West 0 28 £37,500 -11.76% 4
West Midlands +29 26 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Work from Home +11 18 £43,000 +34.38% 1
Northern Ireland +32 15 - - 5
North East +7 8 £39,500 +23.44% 1
Scotland -39 8 £38,500 -14.44%
East of England +10 7 £45,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 241 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (30.36%) Test Automation
3 137 (29.09%) C#
4 135 (28.66%) SQL
5 115 (24.42%) Finance
6 107 (22.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 105 (22.29%) Java
8 100 (21.23%) .NET
9 94 (19.96%) Azure
10 92 (19.53%) Oracle
11 89 (18.90%) QA
12 84 (17.83%) Degree
13 83 (17.62%) DevOps
14 81 (17.20%) Microsoft
15 75 (15.92%) Scrum
16 72 (15.29%) JIRA
17 70 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
18 68 (14.44%) JavaScript
19 65 (13.80%) Selenium
20 63 (13.38%) Unit Testing
21 58 (12.31%) Regression Testing
21 58 (12.31%) Test Strategy
21 58 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (11.89%) ASP.NET
23 55 (11.68%) Web Services
24 53 (11.25%) SQL Server
25 52 (11.04%) TDD
26 51 (10.83%) Integration Testing
26 51 (10.83%) OO
26 51 (10.83%) MVC

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.03%) Confluence
2 14 (2.97%) IIS
3 10 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.91%) Apache
4 9 (1.91%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.91%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.70%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 6 (1.27%) SAS
7 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.64%) FileNet
9 2 (0.42%) DNN
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) JBoss
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) SPSS
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Northgate Housing
1 5 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.21%) Movex
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 94 (19.96%) Azure
2 25 (5.31%) AWS
3 18 (3.82%) GitHub
4 14 (2.97%) SaaS
5 13 (2.76%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.70%) BrowserStack
7 6 (1.27%) Office 365
8 5 (1.06%) GCP
8 5 (1.06%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.85%) Trello
10 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.64%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.42%) npm
11 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Serverless
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Flow
12 1 (0.21%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.70%) FTP
2 8 (1.70%) SSH
3 6 (1.27%) Internet
3 6 (1.27%) VoIP
4 4 (0.85%) Intranet
4 4 (0.85%) SSL
5 3 (0.64%) GSM
5 3 (0.64%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.64%) TETRA
5 3 (0.64%) WinSCP
5 3 (0.64%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.42%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.42%) FCAPS
6 2 (0.42%) LAN
6 2 (0.42%) MPLS
6 2 (0.42%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.42%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.42%) WAN
6 2 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.10%) Relational Database
2 24 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (3.40%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.18%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (2.97%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.76%) DataStage
6 13 (2.76%) MySQL
6 13 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 13 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.76%) Snowflake Schema
6 13 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.34%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.91%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.49%) KDB
11 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 72 (15.29%) JIRA
2 65 (13.80%) Selenium
3 48 (10.19%) Visual Studio
4 37 (7.86%) JMeter
5 35 (7.43%) Postman
6 33 (7.01%) SpecFlow
7 27 (5.73%) Cucumber
8 25 (5.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 23 (4.88%) Jenkins
10 21 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (4.25%) TeamCity
11 20 (4.25%) WebDriver
12 19 (4.03%) Subversion
13 16 (3.40%) Git (software)
14 14 (2.97%) SoapUI
15 13 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (2.76%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (1.70%) Bitbucket
17 8 (1.70%) Protractor
General
1 115 (24.42%) Finance
2 21 (4.46%) Banking
3 19 (4.03%) Marketing
4 18 (3.82%) Billing
5 17 (3.61%) Retail
6 15 (3.18%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.55%) Public Sector
7 12 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.34%) Automotive
8 11 (2.34%) Front Office
9 8 (1.70%) Back Office
10 5 (1.06%) Games
10 5 (1.06%) Legal
11 4 (0.85%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.64%) Electronics
12 3 (0.64%) Law
12 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.64%) Police
13 2 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 144 (30.57%) Developer
2 118 (25.05%) Analyst
3 50 (10.62%) Senior Developer
4 46 (9.77%) Test Engineer
5 40 (8.49%) Software Developer
6 39 (8.28%) Systems Analyst
7 38 (8.07%) .NET Developer
8 37 (7.86%) Test Leader
9 34 (7.22%) Test Analyst
10 27 (5.73%) C# Developer
11 22 (4.67%) QA Engineer
12 20 (4.25%) Business Analyst
12 20 (4.25%) Oracle Analyst
13 19 (4.03%) Automation Test Lead
13 19 (4.03%) Oracle Developer
14 18 (3.82%) Test Automation Engineer
15 16 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (3.40%) Senior Oracle Developer
16 14 (2.97%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
16 14 (2.97%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (21.23%) .NET
2 56 (11.89%) ASP.NET
3 55 (11.68%) Web Services
4 44 (9.34%) HTML
5 43 (9.13%) CSS
6 34 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (7.01%) XML
8 30 (6.37%) .NET Framework
8 30 (6.37%) Spring
9 29 (6.16%) AngularJS
9 29 (6.16%) jQuery
10 26 (5.52%) RESTful
11 21 (4.46%) .NET Core
11 21 (4.46%) Entity Framework
12 20 (4.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (4.03%) J2EE
13 19 (4.03%) React
13 19 (4.03%) REST
14 17 (3.61%) Gherkin
15 12 (2.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.91%) Smart Meter
5 9 (1.91%) User Experience
6 8 (1.70%) Market Risk
6 8 (1.70%) NHS
6 8 (1.70%) Reference Data
7 7 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.64%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.42%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.79%) Linux
1 32 (6.79%) Windows
2 27 (5.73%) Unix
3 13 (2.76%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.12%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (1.27%) Android
7 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.42%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (30.36%) Test Automation
3 107 (22.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 83 (17.62%) DevOps
5 75 (15.92%) Scrum
6 70 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (13.38%) Unit Testing
8 58 (12.31%) Regression Testing
8 58 (12.31%) Test Strategy
9 52 (11.04%) TDD
10 51 (10.83%) Integration Testing
10 51 (10.83%) MVC
10 51 (10.83%) OO
10 51 (10.83%) SDLC
11 48 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (8.92%) BDD
13 41 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 41 (8.70%) Validation
14 40 (8.49%) Test Scripting
15 38 (8.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (29.09%) C#
2 135 (28.66%) SQL
3 105 (22.29%) Java
4 68 (14.44%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.52%) Python
6 22 (4.67%) PL/SQL
7 16 (3.40%) C
7 16 (3.40%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.76%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.55%) C++
10 11 (2.34%) VBA
11 10 (2.12%) Embedded C
12 9 (1.91%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.70%) PHP
13 8 (1.70%) R
13 8 (1.70%) Ruby
14 5 (1.06%) F#
15 3 (0.64%) ES6
16 2 (0.42%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 84 (17.83%) Degree
2 33 (7.01%) ISTQB
3 20 (4.25%) ISEB
4 18 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.06%) HNC
10 2 (0.42%) CCNP
10 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.42%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.21%) MCSA
11 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.21%) PhD
11 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (18.90%) QA
2 10 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.85%) COBIT
6 2 (0.42%) RMADS
7 1 (0.21%) MiFID
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.34%) Hyper-V
2 10 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.85%) Docker
4 3 (0.64%) Firmware
5 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.21%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.70%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.64%) Control-M
5 2 (0.42%) SCCM
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (19.53%) Oracle
2 81 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.25%) HP
3 20 (4.25%) SAP
4 13 (2.76%) Informatica
5 10 (2.12%) Citrix
5 10 (2.12%) VMware
6 9 (1.91%) IBM
7 8 (1.70%) Capita
7 8 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.49%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.27%) Northgate
10 5 (1.06%) Tableau
11 4 (0.85%) Anaplan
12 3 (0.64%) Google
12 3 (0.64%) Remedy
12 3 (0.64%) Teradata
13 2 (0.42%) Arqiva
13 2 (0.42%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.42%) Maconomy